Whenever a collision occurs, it can have devastating consequences. One or more people involved may be seriously injured or may even lose their lives due to the crash, leaving loved ones to suffer as well as the victims themselves. Often, it does not seem fair when a driver or a motorist acts in a reckless manner and causes a collision that leaves others hurt. The charges brought by local police may seem minor and may seem unfair. But what many victims do not realize is that the charges, if any, issued by officers and prosecuting attorneys are designed to benefit the State of Arizona and not the victims themselves.
Instead, victims are entitled to seek relief but they must do so affirmatively by taking certain steps within the time limit allowed under the law. Working with a personal injury attorney in Phoenix may help you realize what options are available to you and whether you have a valid claim for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages, among other damages. In some cases, relief can be possible in multiple forms through multiple claims including against an at-fault driver, responsible motorists, or even your own insurance company.
Of all the various types of traffic accidents, those involving pedestrians have some of the direst results. That unfortunately held true on Sunday morning in Phoenix when a crash claimed the life of a woman walking near 12th Street and Northern Avenue. Few facts have been revealed about the crash at this time but officials confirm that a car in the area collided with woman, leaving her critically injured. An ambulance responded to the scene and took the woman to an area hospital but her injuries were too extreme and she died a short time later.
Phoenix police have initiated a full investigation into the matter and the area was closed to traffic for some time yesterday morning. There has been no word at this time on the suspected cause of the collision or whether either party involved acted in a negligent manner before the crash took place.
Pedestrians have the right to walk in Phoenix and to cross the streets where authorized by law, but too often, drivers fail to look for or fail to notice those who are walking in an area. When a driver does not realize a pedestrian is present, the risk of a collision increases dramatically and almost all pedestrian crashes result in some type of injury.
If you have been the victim of a pedestrian collision in Phoenix or if your loved one was injured or killed, you may have a claim for your injuries that will entitle you to payment. The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call and to provide you with a free case consultation without any obligation on your part. We will speak with you about the facts of your accident and the nature of your injuries while keeping everything discussed confidential, and at Abels & Annes, P.C., you will get to speak with a lawyer when you call.
We can be reached toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and if we represent you, we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf. If you want to learn about your options or if you are looking for help, call us today and let us fight for the recovery you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Arrest Made in Fatal Wrong Way Gilbert Car Accident, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published December 19, 2014.
Woman killed after struck by car in Phoenix, by Phil Benson, CBS5AZ.com, published December 21, 2014.